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Old 04-02-2005, 12:04 PM
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cell phone sickness

Well, it's off to mow I go. Again on a saturday. Don't you just hate it when an employee, in the middle of a job,on a friday afternoon, gets a phone call on his cell, (I guess I should ban them on my time), and 5 minutes later gets sick?
Bye bye. And by the way, your final check will be mailed to you. Have a nice life.
<groan> I hate working saturdays.
Maybe those Hispanic workers aren't such a bad idea after all.
Have a good day y'all.
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Old 04-02-2005, 12:09 PM
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Get rid of the worthless ones as fast as you can. You may have to go through 10 guys to find a good one.
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Old 04-02-2005, 12:32 PM
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Cell phones on my time is a no-no..Lunchtime, I don't care..
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Old 04-02-2005, 12:43 PM
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Yes, legal hispanic workers are not a bad idea at all. There are bad apples, like every other group, but most of them are here for a reason and that is to make money. I know we don't need another American vs Hispanic thread, but I don't even bother to hire American guys. The only ones that worked hard and were reliable were my cousins and my brother. The others pulled the same things you are experiencing.
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Old 04-02-2005, 01:00 PM
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Another reason I quit having employees.

I'd rather KNOW I'm working 60 - 70 hours / week, than THINK I'm working 40 hours and then tell my wife, sorry dear, or my son, sorry, and have to head out.

They both know I make my money in the summer, winter is for play.
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Old 04-02-2005, 04:32 PM
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Cell phones on my time is a no-no..Lunchtime, I don't care..

Ironically, we were having lunch when he got the call.
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Old 04-02-2005, 04:37 PM
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no hispanics workin with me!
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Old 04-02-2005, 06:15 PM
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Does anyone include a policy about cell phones in employee handbooks? It seems that it should be stated. I would state that cell phones should be turned off and stowed either in the employees bag, not in their pocket. Lunchtime is okay, but otherwise, work, not talk.
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Old 04-02-2005, 06:38 PM
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What a slug.....I would have fired him, too.
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Old 04-02-2005, 07:51 PM
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no hispanics workin with me!

why???????????
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